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eye 190,700
favorite 61
comment 9
Mardi Gras: Parade of Nor.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: New Orleans, Mardi Gras, Celebrations
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by Unknown
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eye 176,198
favorite 12
comment 6
Two unhappy-looking dogs, sporting an American flag, pull a dog cart and its juvenile cargo.
favoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Animals: Dogs, Transportation: Dog carts, Children
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eye 160,243
favorite 61
comment 8
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Earthquakes: San Francisco, 1906, San Francisco: Disasters, Amateur Film
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movies
eye 103,646
favorite 20
comment 4
Activities at the newly opened Beany's drive-through fast food restaurant, Long Beach, California, 1952 or 1953.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: California, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, fast food, restaurants, food, car culture, automobiles,...
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eye 54,300
favorite 70
comment 7
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 44,388
favorite 7
comment 2
Home movie shot at the Jerome (Arkansas) Relocation Center, ca. June 1944. Jerome was the last concentration camp for Japanese Americans to open and the first to close; upon its closing, detainees were transported to nearby Rohwer and camps in other states. This Kodachrome film was shot by an unknown cameraperson and found on eBay. Includes shots of camp civilian and military staff, camp buildings, Japanese Americans incarcerated in the camp, a high-school graduation, young people reading the...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: Japanese Americans, concentration camps, incarceration, racism, Asian Americans, Arkansas, World...
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eye 43,825
favorite 46
comment 2
Evocative silent Kodachrome compendium of San Francisco scenes just before the U.S. entered World War II, concentrating on aerials, Chinatown, Market Street, and transportation scenes.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: San Francisco: Scenics: Historical
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by Weirton Steel Company
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eye 32,452
favorite 30
comment 6
Investigation of German industrial production capabilities after the devastation of World War II. With striking images of destroyed German cities and factories. Amateur film made by George T. Fonda, assistant to the president, Weirton Steel Company.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: World War II: Postwar issues, World War II: Germany, Germany
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eye 29,679
favorite 43
comment 13
Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Home movies, South Dakota: Everyday life
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eye 28,558
favorite 33
comment 2
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 26,933
favorite 45
comment 6
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topic: need meta
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eye 26,745
favorite 60
comment 7
Amateur film made in Manhattan, New York City during World War II, showing a Greenwich Village street art exhibition, springtime at Coney Island, and Greenwich Village stilled by a snowstorm.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, New York City: History, Weather: Blizzards
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eye 25,465
favorite 52
comment 7
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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by Unknown
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eye 24,721
favorite 9
comment 5
Bohemian Club members relax and line up for a meal at the Bohemian Grove encampment.
favoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: San Francisco: Bohemian Club, Recreation, Gender roles
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eye 23,125
favorite 26
comment 5
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 23,057
favorite 17
comment 2
Amateur pictures, including aerials and color shot from ground level, of the San Francisco World's Fair on Treasure Island.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: San Francisco, 1939-40, Amateur films
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by Weirton Steel Company
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eye 22,107
favorite 29
comment 3
Investigation of German industrial production capabilities after the devastation of World War II. With striking images of destroyed German cities and factories. Amateur film made by George T. Fonda, assistant to the president, Weirton Steel Company.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World War II: Postwar issues, World War II: Germany, Germany
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eye 21,471
favorite 30
comment 3
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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by Unknown
movies
eye 19,578
favorite 72
comment 1
Scenes from the daily life of a Texas farm family.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Agriculture: Farms and farming, Rural America
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by Unknown
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eye 18,758
favorite 19
comment 5
Century of Progress exhibition; New York City scenes.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: Chicago, 1933-34, New York City
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eye 17,806
favorite 29
comment 6
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 16,969
favorite 41
comment 8
Kodachrome home movie of a 1950s family's trailer travels to key U.S. tourist destinations.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Tourism, Travelogues
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by Weirton Steel Company
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eye 16,871
favorite 21
comment 3
Investigation of German industrial production capabilities after the devastation of World War II. With striking images of destroyed German cities and factories. Amateur film made by George T. Fonda, assistant to the president, Weirton Steel Company.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World War II: Postwar issues, World War II: Germany, Germany
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eye 16,112
favorite 29
comment 3
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 15,182
favorite 35
comment 6
New Orleans festivities as they looked just before World War II.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: New Orleans, Mardi Gras, Celebrations
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by Weirton Steel Company
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eye 14,382
favorite 22
comment 2
Investigation of German industrial production capabilities after the devastation of World War II. With striking images of destroyed German cities and factories. Amateur film made by George T. Fonda, assistant to the president, Weirton Steel Company.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World War II: Postwar issues, World War II: Germany, Germany
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movies
eye 13,921
favorite 10
comment 4
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
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eye 13,786
favorite 13
comment 2
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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movies
eye 13,700
favorite 13
comment 2
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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by Unknown
movies
eye 13,188
favorite 15
comment 2
Riotous celebrations in San Francisco and Redwood City, California as soldiers, sailors and civilians celebrate the end of World War II.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: San Francisco: World War II: Postwar, Celebrations, Riots
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eye 12,210
favorite 30
comment 3
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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movies
eye 11,915
favorite 20
comment 4
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 11,877
favorite 31
comment 2
Kodachrome home movies from San Francisco's Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-40); views along the coast and highways of California and Oregon.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: San Francisco, 1939-40, California: Scenics, Oregon: Scenics
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by Unknown
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eye 11,461
favorite 16
comment 5
Pre-World War II San Francisco scenics.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topic: San Francisco: Scenics: Historical
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eye 11,362
favorite 12
comment 3
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
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eye 11,332
favorite 16
comment 5
0629 PA8770 [Parade in New York] 16 Koda orig pix
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topic: need meta
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eye 10,985
favorite 17
comment 4
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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movies
eye 10,939
favorite 17
comment 4
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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movies
eye 10,492
favorite 21
comment 3
To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: prelinger, home movies
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eye 10,310
favorite 4
comment 6
0697 PA8660 Amateur Film: Navy Initiation at Sea
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
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eye 10,225
favorite 7
comment 3
Excellent amateur footage of Niagara Falls and scenes in Austin, Texas, including the Texas State Capitol building.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Niagara Falls (Canada-U.S.), Water, Austin, Texas
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eye 10,086
favorite 19
comment 2
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 9,882
favorite 17
comment 8
Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse. From towards the end of 0692_HM_Ivan_Besse_collection_Britton_South_Dakota_1938-39_Reel_1_12_01_09_00
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Home movies, South Dakota: Everyday life
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by Unknown
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eye 9,392
favorite 12
comment 4
Life in the San Francisco Bay Area just after World War II: families stand on the Golden Gate Bridge and watch troops returning on naval vessels; a man spraypaints a car; the China Clippers and other aircraft fly around the Bay; a baby girl plays with blocks; a family picnics.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: San Francisco: World War II: Postwar, Motion pictures: Amateur, San Francisco Bay Area
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movies
eye 9,360
favorite 27
comment 3
Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Home movies, South Dakota: Everyday life
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movies
eye 9,347
favorite 12
comment 3
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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by Unknown
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eye 9,282
favorite 23
comment 4
Views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Yosemite National Park and Golden Gate International Exposition.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: California: History and culture, World's Fairs, San Francisco Bay Area
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eye 9,043
favorite 3
comment 1
Home movies documenting a visit to San Francisco and Florida, and perhaps other areas, in the late 1940s-early 1950s.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: San Francisco, Florida, travel and tourism, home movies
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eye 8,583
favorite 17
comment 3
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 8,519
favorite 22
comment 3
Evocative silent Kodachrome compendium of San Francisco scenes just before the U.S. entered World War II, concentrating on aerials, Chinatown, Market Street, and transportation scenes.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topic: San Francisco: Scenics: Historical
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by Unknown
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eye 8,392
favorite 15
comment 2
Home movie showing travels to key U.S. tourist destinations, mostly by air.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Tourism, Aviation: Commercial
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eye 7,969
favorite 10
comment 3
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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movies
eye 7,836
favorite 18
comment 1
To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: prelinger, home movies
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movies
eye 7,772
favorite 19
comment 3
Scenes shot at the "World of Tomorrow."
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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movies
eye 7,504
favorite 11
comment 4
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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movies
eye 7,336
favorite 5
comment 1
Views of the "World of Tomorrow."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40
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movies
eye 7,074
favorite 3
comment 1
To come.
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: home movies, prelinger, South Dakota, Flood, Mountains
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movies
eye 6,761
favorite 12
comment 3
Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Home movies, South Dakota: Everyday life
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movies
eye 6,537
favorite 16
comment 3
Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Home movies, South Dakota: Everyday life
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movies
eye 6,117
favorite 3
comment 4
To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: home movies, prelinger
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movies
eye 6,058
favorite 0
comment 3
To come.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: home movies, prelinger
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movies
eye 6,026
favorite 7
comment 4
Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Home movies, South Dakota: Everyday life
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eye 5,952
favorite 10
comment 4
Home movies shot at Monnier School, Detroit, Michigan, approximately 1947. Sequences include scenes in and around the school and parking lot, art classes, students (including several pairs of twins) in class, teachers in parking lot, teacher slipping as he descends steps and retracing his movements a second time for the camera, and a field trip via bus to the Diego Rivera murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: home movies, Detroit, children, schools, teachers, field trips, Diego Rivera, Detroit Institute of...
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by Levy Family
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eye 5,747
favorite 9
comment 2
Bethlehem in 1933.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: Middle East
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by Unknown
movies
eye 5,719
favorite 6
comment 1
Views of the "World of Tomorrow."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40
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eye 5,609
favorite 10
comment 3
Scenes shot at the "World of Tomorrow."
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 5,467
favorite 7
comment 2
Kodachrome footage of the San Francisco World's Fair, held on Treasure Island.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: World's Fairs: San Francisco, 1939
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by Unknown
movies
eye 5,445
favorite 7
comment 0
Views of the "World of Tomorrow."
Topic: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40
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movies
eye 5,130
favorite 2
comment 1
To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: prelinger, home movies, St. Paul, Minnesota, Winter Carnival, 1950s
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eye 5,104
favorite 6
comment 4
Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse. This is from 0693_HM_Ivan_Besse_collection_Britton_South_Dakota_1938-39_Reel_3_10_00_53_00
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Home movies, South Dakota: Everyday life
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eye 5,056
favorite 5
comment 2
Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse. This is from the beginning of 0693_HM_Ivan_Besse_collection_Britton_South_Dakota_1938-39_Reel_3_10_00_53_00
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Home movies, South Dakota: Everyday life
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by Spielvogel (Bert)
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eye 4,921
favorite 12
comment 1
Nighttime action at an outdoor rodeo, shot on a cross-country road trip.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, U.S.: West, Rural America
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movies
eye 4,903
favorite 21
comment 2
To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: prelinger, home movies, African American
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movies
eye 4,715
favorite 3
comment 1
To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: home movies, prelinger
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movies
eye 4,642
favorite 5
comment 1
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )